• INCI Name:         Chlorphenesin
  • Chemical Name: 3-(4-chlorophenoxy)propane-1,2-diol
  • CAS No:              104-29-0

Chlorphenesin is a synthetic ingredient that acts as a preservative for cosmetic and beauty products. It prevents bacterial growth and contamination, thus improving the quality and shelf lives of the products. However, Chlorphenesin is a weak ingredient and is often combined with other preservatives when used in the cosmetic industry.

Chlorphenesin has a broad spectrum and excellent performance of antibacterial ability, has a good inhibitory effect on Gram-negative bacteria and Gram-positive bacteria, it is used for broad-spectrum fungi, antibacterial agents; cosmetics and personal care formulated with a universal preservative to improve the preserving performance of the system.

Uses & Applications

Personal care

  • Applicable to a variety of emulsifying systems (emulsion, cream, etc.), masks, gels, sprays, make-up products, shampoo, hair conditioning products, foam and other products.
  • Recommended dosage is 0.1-0.3%.  

Product Details






White to off white crystalline powder 

Assay (HPLC) (%)


Melting point (℃)





To comply with BP tests

Heavy metal


Loss on drying


Ignition residue


Shelf Life

24 months

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Technical Data Sheet — Chlorphenesin

Material Safety Data Sheet– Chlorphenesin

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